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Is Your Statin use Causing Memory Problems? Talk to Your Doctor About Clouded Thinking

Is Your Statin use Causing Memory Problems? Talk to Your Doctor About Clouded Thinking 0

Reports of forgetfulness, confusion, and memory...
Avoid Statins if You have These Five Risk Factors for Myopathy

Avoid Statins if You have These Five Risk Factors for Myopathy 0

These natural risk factors are common in patients who develop myopathy, a muscular disease that causes weakness and pain. Eventually, myopathy can even lead to kidney damage.
African-Americans Face Disproportionate Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke

African-Americans Face Disproportionate Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke 0

For the first time, cardiovascular health guidelines released in 2013 give doctors an accurate formula to use in calculating heart attack and stroke risk for African-Americans—who face different risks for each. New guidelines allow doctors to evaluate heart risks and stroke at the same time, rather than using two separate figures to gauge a person’s overall risk. Additionally, the updated guidelines are not solely based on research from a predominantly white test population.
New Guidelines Show More People Could Benefit From Statin Use Than Doctors Originally Thought

New Guidelines Show More People Could Benefit From Statin Use Than Doctors Originally Thought 0

The most dramatic piece of new evidence suggests an additional 33 million people could be eligible for statin use based on updated evaluation procedures and risk assessments.

Here Are Three Common Medications That Could Increase Side Effects of Statins 0

One of the main things to consider before treating your high cholesterol with statins is dietary interaction. These interactions could increase your chances of experiencing certain side effects of statins, such as headache or muscle pain.

25% of Your Blood Cholesterol Comes from the Food You Eat

25% of Your Blood Cholesterol Comes from the Food You Eat 0

High cholesterol is not a totally uncontrollable health factor. In fact, as much as 25% of your blood cholesterol comes from the food you eat, according to the FDA. Your liver and other cells produce the other 75% of your blood cholesterol.